Program hosts International Law Week Sept. 19-23 at WSU

Wayne State University Law School's Program for International Legal Studies is proud to announce its International Law Week Sept. 19-23. Throughout the week, the program will host a variety of events aimed at informing Wayne Law students, alumni, practicing lawyers and friends of recent news, developments and opportunities in international law.

"Wayne Law has an amazing depth in international law," said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. "When I joined the Wayne Law faculty, I was astonished to find the expertise and support present here to build the international program. Few law schools in the region can rival our faculty, public events and opportunities for students. I'm so excited to have an entire week to show off this great resource."

The week will consist of:

Monday, Sept. 19

Careers in International Law

12:15 p.m.--Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium--Wayne Law

A panel of international law practitioners will describe the most effective path to a career in international law, whether in private practice, in-house or in government.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Is the Door Opening or Closing? Recent Developments in Asylum and Immigration Law

5:30 p.m.--Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium--Wayne Law

Important new developments in immigration and asylum law will be discussed and analyzed by a panel of leaders in the field from practice, the judiciary and academia.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

From Amsterdam to Mumbai: An Evening with the Wayne Law Program for International Legal Studies

5:30 p.m.--Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium--Wayne Law

This open house will provide an in-depth look at Wayne Law's exciting new Program for International Legal Studies. Attendees will hear about cutting-edge faculty initiatives and resources for international law practitioners and from students placed in jobs around the world.

Thursday, Sept. 22

The General Assembly Resolution on Palestinian Statehood: What Does International Law Have to Say?

4 p.m.--Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium--Wayne Law

In late September the Palestinian Authority will seek a resolution from the UN General Assembly recognizing it as a sovereign state. What will be the impact of this resolution under international law? Two leading experts will discuss whether the resolution can achieve its objectives as well as its possible consequences.

The above events are free and open to the public, and food and refreshments will be provided. Register at Contact Holly Hughes, program coordinator, at or (313) 577-3620 for additional information.

Parking is available for $4.75 in Structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street in Detroit. For directions to the Law School and a campus map, visit

Published: Wed, Aug 24, 2011